65th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women
High-Level Side Event
Wednesday, 17 March 2021 | 1 pm EST
In joint efforts with the Leadership Structure of the Action Coalition on Economic Justice and Rights of the Generation Equality Forum, and as Chair of the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi), Germany is organizing a high-level side event on at the sixty-fifth session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW).
To mark the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, UN Women convened the Generation Equality Forum, a civil-society centered, global process for gender equality, co-hosted by Mexico and France. The multi-stakeholder process is a strong statement for making transformative, groundbreaking progress toward accelerating progress and achieving gender equality by 2030 in line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
In light of this year’s CSW priority theme on women’s full and effective participation and decision-making in public life for achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls in all their diversities, the high-level side event seeks to discuss women’s participation and decision-making in economic life: It will foster an exchange on cross-regional experiences and best practices to strengthen commitments on women’s full and equal participation in the labour market and women’s entrepreneurship within the Generation Equality Forum and the Action Coalition on Economic Justice and Rights.
Female entrepreneurship will be one of the important focus areas of the Action Coalition on Economic Justice and Rights as a key element of achieving women’s economic empowerment through women’s access to and control over economic resources.